A lot of our patients undergo a detoxification period when they first arrive. This involves gradually reducing the dosage of the drug over time. A common misconception is that patients are best placed to recover from their addiction if they go ‘cold turkey’. Whilst going cold turkey may have an immediate impact, it often leads to a relapse, which could potentially be life threatening. By undergoing a detoxification period, patients see their dosage decrease gradually, helping to increase the chances of a life free of drugs or alcohol once their time at the treatment centre comes to an end.